Keck's Exclusives: Barbara Hershey Heads to Wonderland
by William Keck
Here’s one reason to celebrate ABC’s decision to stick with its struggling Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. The spin-off has just closed a deal with Barbara Hershey to reprise her popular Once Upon a Time role as Cora, The Queen of Hearts.
Even though Cora met her demise on Once, where she made life hell for everyone including her daughter Regina, executive producers Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz stated over the summer their intentions to introduce the character into Alice’s Wonder world.
For now, Hershey is scheduled to appear in just one March episode — the series’ 11th hour. Besides tangling with Alice, I’m just hoping for a face-off between Cora and Jafar, played by Hershey’s real-life former beau, Naveen Andrews.
Let the games begin!